American Craft Beer Week continues, Hopfest hits Waldo, Tour De Bier rides on and more beer events
Thursday, May 14
Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA and Bur Oak Dark Star Black Kölsch, at Waldo Pizza (7433 Broadway)
New Belgium Pear Ginger Beer cocktail mixer with Girls Pint Out, at the Belfry (1532 Grand), 6–8 p.m.
Prairie Artisan Ales tap takeover, with 2nd Anniversary and Spaghetti Western, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.)
ESB on Nitro release, at Border Brewing Co. (406 E. 18 St.), 4–9 p.m. p.m.
Samuel Adams tapping of oaked Dunkelweizen, Potbelly Porter-Smoked Coffee Porter, the Sphinx Belgian sour blonde, Rebel Rouser double IPA, Thirteenth Hour Belgian stout, Boston Lager, and Summer Ale, at the Foundry (424 Westport Rd.), 6 p.m.
Boulevard vertical tap takeover, featuring 2014 and 2015 Saison-Brett, 2013 and 2014 Imperial Stout, Foeder Projekt No. 1 and 2014 Rye on Rye, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee)
Beer school with Cinder Block owner Bryce Schaffter, at Cinder Block (110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City), 6 p.m.
Last Hope Double IPA release, at 75th Street Brewery (520 W. 75th St.)
Free State tasting, at Lukas Liquor (7541 W. 119th St., Overland Park), 4–6 p.m.
Travelers patio party, Barley’s Brewhaus (5031 W. 135th St., Leawood), 4 p.m.
Free State tasting and glass night, with Dirty Kanza Kölsch, Stormchaser IPA, and Copperhead Pale Ale, at Burg & Barrel (7042 W. 76th St., Overland Park), 5 p.m.
Free State tasting, at Cork & Barrel (901 Mississippi, Lawrence), 7–9 p.m.
Santa Fe happy hour, with Black IPA, Freestyle Pilsner, Happy Camper, and Imperial Java Stout, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park)
Sierra Nevada night with Nibs of Steel, Hoptimum, and Ovila Abbey Saison with mandarin, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Friday, May 15
Perennial night, with Funky Wit, Sump and Regalia, at Flying Saucer (101 E. 13th St.), 7 p.m.
Firkin Friday, featuring two firkins, at Cinder Block Brewery (110 E. 18th Ave., North Kansas City), 5 p.m.
Double Firkin Friday, with Last Hope Double IPA and Red Eye Rye, at 75th Street Brewery (520 W. 75th St.), 8 p.m.–midnight.
Cellar release night, with 2013 Barrel-aged Widdershins Barleywine, Oskar Blues barrel-aged Ten Fidy, Oskar Blues merlot barrel-aged Pilsner, 2015 Goose Island Bourbon County and more, at Barley’s Brewhaus (11924 W. 119th St., Overland Park)
Lagunitas flight night, at Barley’s Brewhaus (5031 W. 135th St., Leawood), 5 p.m.
Free State tasting, at On the Rocks (1818 Massachusetts, Lawrence), 4–7 p.m.
Free State sidewalk concert series, at the brewery (636 Massachusetts, Lawrence)
Oskar Blues tap takeover, with Death by Coconut porter, Tickled Pink Raspberry Saison, Velvet Elvis Oatmeal Stout, and Bolivia Newton John Coffee Stout, at Barley’s Brewhaus (16649 Midland Dr., Shawnee), 4:30 p.m.
Beer cocktail flights, featuring Boulevard Ginger-Lemon Radler, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, and Mother’s Chocolate Thunder, at Local Pig (510 Westport Rd.)
Saturday, May 16
Hopfest craft beer festival, with more than 50 craft breweries and limited-edition beers, at the Well (7421 Broadway), $40, 2 p.m., or 1 p.m. with $60 VIP tickets
Cellar Release No. 2: Vanilla Porter, at 75th Street Brewery (520 W. 75th St.)
KC Real Ale Fest, at New Longview (460 S.W. Longview Blvd., Lee’s Summit), 1 p.m.
Free State tasting, at Mass Beverage (3131 Nieder Rd., No. A, Lawrence), 2–4 p.m.
KC Bier Co. tap takeover, with Steve Holle, at Helen’s JAD Bar (2002 Armour, North Kansas City), 6–8 p.m.
Sam Constance goodbye taps, at Bier Station (120 E. Gregory Blvd.), 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, May 17
Tour De Bier, at Knucklehead’s Saloon (2715 Rochester), 7 a.m.
KC Ale Trail book night, at KC Bier Co. (310 W. 79th St.), $20 buys a signed copy of the book, a brewery tour and a flight of beer, 7 p.m.
Monday, May 18
Brew Talks, with Boulevard founder John McDonald and Duvel Moortgat president Simon Thorpe, in the Muehlebach Suite at Boulevard Brewing Co. (2501 Southwest Blvd.), 5–8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19
Boulevard tasting, at Rimann Liquors (3917 Prairie Ln., Prairie Village), 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20
Boulevard tasting, at Rimann Liquors (15117 W. 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa), 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Basics of distillation with Of the Earth Farms’ Jim Pierce, at Grain to Glass (1611 Swift, North Kansas City), $15, 6:30–8 p.m.
Out now: Martin City Brewing Co.’s City Saison and Best Beer Ever ESB